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Legislation Lobbyists

  • March 8- A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it will ask lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to lobbying disclosure laws when he advised President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program. The group said it would make its request for a probe in a letter to Congress later...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick. And Anthem- the last national insurer playing big in the Obamacare market- is the loudest industry voice in meetings with policymakers who all have...

  • DAKAR, Feb 24- Funds from a dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to bank records and interviews with a former charity official and a former presidential staff member. In 2012 and 2013, over $8 million was paid...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Germany is not worried by the strong demand for its short-dated government bonds but would be willing to issue extra debt if it saw signs of a squeeze that made futures contracts difficult to fulfill, a spokeswoman for its debt office said. The European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory changes have helped drive...

  • Feb 16- Chicago's ethics board voted unanimously to fine Uber Technologies Inc's former strategist, David Plouffe, $90,000 for illegally lobbying in the city. The San Francisco- based company sent a letter to the ethics board objecting to the size of the fine, Chicago officials said in a statement on Thursday after the board's Feb. 15 decision was made public.

  • Chicago, Feb 8- As Illinois House speaker for more than three decades, Michael Madigan has often worked to raise people's taxes. Madigan& Getzendanner is one of Illinois' leading law firms for clients filing appeals to contest their property appraisals in an effort to reduce their real-estate taxes. Between 2004 and 2015, the speaker's firm won $63.3 million in...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday started killing off a retirement advice rule that wealth managers from Wall Street to Wisconsin have spent the last six years lobbying against. Wall Street has argued it would harm consumers because it would raise compliance costs and therefore fees, and force them to get rid of Main Street clients and small businesses that...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The number of registered Washington, D.C. lobbyists is at its lowest level in 18 years, mainly because more lobbyists are not registering not because there are fewer lobbyists, two watchdog groups said on Monday. Such measures in recent years have not done much to reduce the ranks of lobbyists, but they have driven them under cover, Andre Delattre,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. An initial euphoria in the business world fueled a powerful post-election stock rally.

  • On Tuesday, British American Tobacco Plc announced a $49- billion deal to take over rival Reynolds American Inc, uniting two major e-cigarette players in the United States and United Kingdom and becoming a bigger competitor to Philip Morris International Inc and U.S. partner Altria Group. "Suddenly things that were not conceivable became something we...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. Doubts deepened over the weekend as Trump declared he would replace President Barack...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...